Steve Mitten's Life And Business Coaching Notes - August 2008
It's summer in this part of the world. Here is a shot of dawn at my favorite beach where I spend July and August. Vancouver is the furthest point on the horizon. It may be only 20 miles away, but it seems so much further on days like this.
I hope you are taking time this summer to get close to the special people and places that feed your soul.
Here are a few thoughts that might kick-start the process.
1) When Grace Meets Attention.
2) Practice Building - Economic Climate Change.
3) Mentor Program Date Announced - Become Inspired, Build a Thriving Practice , Live Your Calling.
1) When Grace Meets Attention.
As some of you know I have a passion for the wisdom teachings. Over the past few years I have been digging deeper into the sophisticated and elegant teachings of Kashmir Shaivism that is the philosophic base behind the Anusara Yoga I practice.
This ancient wisdom tradition, largely unknown to the West, contains inspiring and yet very practical guidance to help anyone live a healthy, more loving, peaceful and meaningful life.
One of its concepts that holds a lot of value to we busy-minded western folk, is the concept of anugraha. In this tradition, anugraha refers to the phenomena that non-attached attention actually attracts Grace. In other words, when you focus on a process or outcome, get present and open your heart (I.E. – seek what is best for all, without the influence of ego or attachment) Grace will flow to meet you.
I believe this to be a much more complete and powerful teaching than some of the other popularized "secret" forces at work in our everyday life. The difference is ego.
At any time our ego can do a pretty good job of convincing us of all the things that need to change before we can be truly happy. Ego can fill us with a steady stream of desires, aversions, attachments and fears. And if our intention for change is rooted in ego, we can visualize until the cows come home and not end up any happier.
However, when you get beneath the shouting voice of ego, get present, and connect to the softer voices of intuition, wisdom and an intention that is good for all - and focus steady attention on that - you align with Grace.
That is when the real magic happens.
"The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail."
2) Practice Building Thoughts - Economic Climate Change And Coaching Clients.
Recently, I hear more and more coaches worrying about the impact of economic downturn on their business.
In the parts of
the world experiencing the greatest change, concern is high.
Having seen quite a
few such times, I feel the anticipatory talk and worry about what might happen
far exceeds the reality.
My best advice
is that if you are affected by changes in your market, simply step back,
reassess, and find out where the new opportunities are. What industries and
business are benefiting from the change? What personal life issues are coming to
the forefront of public awareness in this change? Look for how you can add
value, establish credibility, and raise your visibility with a group that really
It takes a
lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
- Alan Cohen
3) COACHES - BECOME INSPIRED, BUILD A THRIVING PRACTICE, LIVE YOUR CALLING.
The next 6-FIGURE PRACTICE MENTORING PROGRAM is scheduled to start August 26th.
This program is only offered twice a year. It was designed to provide transformational, yet affordable mentoring for serious coaches who are called to coach, and aspire to have more impact and attract much greater commercial success.
You can read all about the program, and see the latest testimonials at: http://www.acoach4u.com/lifecoachmentoringprogram.htm.
If you are interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to save a spot. This twice yearly program usually fills up within a few days.
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Life Coach and Business Development Specialist Steve Mitten B.ApSc, CPCC, MCC draws on the art, science and soul of making transformational change, to help individuals, professionals and leaders find their niche, be their best and make an impact.
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